Starbucks has a secret menu. If that fact alone doesn't blow your mind, the items on it most certainly will. We're talking Willy Wonka Frappuccinos, chai cookie lattes, and Pixy Stix refreshers. It's the stuff that sugar addicts' dreams are made of.
Though this isn't an entirely new phenomenon (or one officially sanctioned by Starbucks), the chain's flexibility when it comes to customization allows for endless drink options. And these options have culminated in starbuckssecretmenu.net, a site "created for Starbucks fans by Starbucks fans."
We asked Starbucks about the "secret menu," and here's what a spokesperson told us:
While we don't offer an official "secret menu," we do offer a wide variety of beverages that customers can personalize. In addition to the beverage options included on our menu boards, there are more than 170,000 ways baristas can customize beverages at Starbucks, selecting from a variety of fresh dairy selections, combination of syrups, coffee/espresso options, and toppings. The high level of personalization available allows customers to enjoy a unique Starbucks experience and tailor their drink to match their own personal taste preferences.
The recipes have been created by fans and baristas alike, and anyone is free to send a new option for posting on the site. As they say: "Starbucks Secret Menu is a collection of beverage creations that have been skillfully concocted by Starbucks baristas and connoisseurs from all around the world."
The key to the secret menu is this: You must know the recipe. You can't walk into a Starbucks, order a Pink Starburst Frappucino, and expect the barista to whip it up. You don't want an eggnog latte in your face. You have to provide the specific ingredients, which is easy enough according to the website:
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- Lemonade to the bottom line
- Add creme base (2 pumps tall, 3 pumps grande, 4 pumps venti)
- Add Raspberry Syrup (1/2 pump tall, 1 pump grande, 1.5 pumps venti)
- Add Vanilla Syrup (3 pumps tall, 3.5 pumps grande, 4 pumps venti)
- Add ice and blend!
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